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Diane Francis: The merger of the century
In her new book, National Post columnist Diane Francis makes the case for the U.S. and Canada forming a united North America
The best option for the U.S. and Canada to survive the new economic reality would be to alter course by devising protective policies and to merge into one gigantic nation. 
If they merged, Canada and the U.S. would become an energy and economic powerhouse, occupying more land than Russia or the continent of South America, and equivalent to 12.25% of the world’s total landmass. Better yet, Canada is virtually empty, thus providing enormous development opportunities. The two could better tackle environmental challenges together through science and by replacing coal, the biggest culprit worldwide, with shared hydro, conservation and alternative energy sources. Combined, they would have a larger economy than the European Union or than the economies of Japan, China, Germany and France combined. The merged nations would control more oil, water, arable land and resources than any other and would enjoy the protection of America’s military. They would be able to eliminate trade and even government budget deficits, and would share a strengthened currency. The merged country’s people would have more options, too, in terms of jobs, climates, studies and lifestyles. More here
(Photo: Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press; Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Diane Francis: The merger of the century

In her new book, National Post columnist Diane Francis makes the case for the U.S. and Canada forming a united North America

The best option for the U.S. and Canada to survive the new economic reality would be to alter course by devising protective policies and to merge into one gigantic nation. 

If they merged, Canada and the U.S. would become an energy and economic powerhouse, occupying more land than Russia or the continent of South America, and equivalent to 12.25% of the world’s total landmass. Better yet, Canada is virtually empty, thus providing enormous development opportunities. The two could better tackle environmental challenges together through science and by replacing coal, the biggest culprit worldwide, with shared hydro, conservation and alternative energy sources. Combined, they would have a larger economy than the European Union or than the economies of Japan, China, Germany and France combined. The merged nations would control more oil, water, arable land and resources than any other and would enjoy the protection of America’s military. They would be able to eliminate trade and even government budget deficits, and would share a strengthened currency. The merged country’s people would have more options, too, in terms of jobs, climates, studies and lifestyles. More here

(Photo: Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press; Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NO NO NO NO NO NO N O N O NO NO NO
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    No offense but that is the stupidest fucking thing I have ever heard. I am sick of Americans with their fucking Manifest...
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    This is exactly the kind of speculative bullshit I love. I do think there would be benefits, but it would never happen...
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    We’re still calling it Canada though.
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    Lol nope
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    Something to think about. Might actually work if Canada IS the boss.
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